What Happened to the Webcams At the National Mall?

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I wonder what caused them to be shut down right before Trump's self-serving speech before tens of tens of people at the National Mall?

Viewers suspicious after National Mall cams mysteriously turned off just before Trump’s rally scheduled to begin

Viewers suspicious after National Mall cams mysteriously turned off just before Trump’s rally scheduled to begin
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July 4, 2019
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Sarah K. Burris



Viewers were suspicious after the live webcam of the National Mall disappeared on Thursday afternoon as President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July rally was scheduled to begin.
According to the website, the camera is run in part by the National Parks Service and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). It’s unknown if the camera was turned off for security or other reasons, but they have been off for a while.

The internet was quick to devise conspiracy theories about the reasons for it.
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Why are the National Mall and Washington Monument cams no longer available?
— Steve Mullis (@stevemullis) July 4, 2019

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Educated Voter@Public_Service1

https://twitter.com/Public_Service1/status/1146895110178779136
Replying to @MollyJongFast

It is official Trump took down the National Mall live cam feeds to hide his embarassment.

Apparently his fake patriots don't like getting wet. And Trump postponed his campaign speech to find a bonnethttps://www.earthcam.com/usa/dc/washingtonmonument/?cam=wamo …

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· Jun 29, 2019

East Potomac Park is closed beyond the East Potomac Golf Course through July 3 due to setup for the Independence Day events. It will be open on July 4, then close again on July 5 and 6.​

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Rapunzel™ #ImpeachTrump@co_rapunzel4

· Jul 4, 2019

Just saw a clip of the "crowds" lined up on the #NationalMall and discúlpame, but what a ragtag bunch of stragglers!

And upon hearing them reply to a few questions, I fear there is not a viable brain cell among them. #Sad! #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly #BoycottJuly4thDC

Fred Davies @DR_Fred_Davies


And just like that, the NPS has turned off the national mall live cam. Let the lies about crowd size begin!

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While I understand the pic posted elsewhere on this forum is real and not fake, there's a lot of open holes in that crowd...let's just attribute it to the nasty weather. Apparently the other celebration in town, on the other side of the mall, was equally attended but didn't have all the protests and skirmishes the Trump one did.
 
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